How much does it cost to pump concrete?

So how much does it cost to rent a concrete pump? Starts at around $600.00 at Denver Concrete Inc and goes up from there. That is the short answer. Read more below for a more detailed answer on renting a concrete pump from Denver Concrete Inc.

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Concrete pumping makes the project go smoother and faster. Pumping concrete takes focus off of transporting concrete and places it where it ought to be. Finishing the concrete surface properly is mission critical in most instances. So while pumping concrete adds an expense to the overall project, it is more efficient. Pumping concrete adds so much more value than what is charged.

Why do you even need or want to pump concrete?

Installing a concrete patio, driveway or garage floor can be made much easier with a concrete pump. Concrete pumping in Denver can assist the contractor in saving on labor and making the job go faster. Pumping concrete takes weight off of the crew and saves energy. You want the crew at their best for when they need it the most, finishing the surface of the concrete pad.

Not only does concrete pumping allow more time for the crew to complete their project, but it makes the project site much cleaner. Instead of having the crew wheeling concrete, the concrete is transported effortlessly. Using wheelbarrows can scar the landscape.

Denver concrete pumping crew using a Schwing concrete pump to place concrete

What Does It Cost to Hire A Concrete Pump Crew in Denver, CO?

The typical cost to hire a ground line concrete pumping crew in Denver is around $400 - $750 per project. The difference in price will range from experience and equipment to availability of a concrete pumping crew. These are the starting prices and go up from there.

Additional Charges for Concrete Pumping Services

If there is an additional truck or "stand-by" time there could be additional charges. Additionally, if there is a significant amount of travel for the concrete pump crew, there could be charges for time and travel expense. Additional expenses tend to be charged at the rate of $180.00/hr.

Important Considerations for Renting a Concrete Pump in Denver

If are hiring a concrete pump crew in Denver, you will definitely want to take the time and schedule out the pump in advance. Attempting to hire a concrete pumping crew last minute can prove to not only be challenging but literally impossible.

Additionally, you should locate reviews on the concrete pumping crew. You will want to make certain that they have the experience needed to make your project go smoother. The last thing anyone wants to have is a new concrete pumping crew making mistakes that can lead to costly errors.

Cost to Rent A Concrete Pump in Denver

The average cost for renting a concrete pump in Denver is around $500 for the first four hours. Thereafter, additional charges of $180.00 per hour if needed. Some companies are definitely more expensive than others, but most tend to price right in this range.

Standby time is going to cost more, so moving the barrel trucks quickly will give you the least amount of standby time. Managing the project so that the barrel trucks arrive one after another is critical. Managing the job so that there is the least amount of standby time is important. This will help decrease the concrete pump rental invoice significantly. The last thing you want to have is a concrete pumping crew waiting on concrete delivery.

Investing a little extra money into the right concrete pumping crew can make a huge difference. As a matter of fact it can mean the difference of a successful completion or complete failure. Beware the cheap concrete pump. Typical of cheaper services, you can expect less in the way of performance with cheaper and older equipment. Always rent a concrete pump that is later model with a proven concrete pumping crew.

The last thing any concrete contractor or homeowner wants is a mechanical failure that can lead to poor execution of the project in general. A failure not properly planned for can lead to disastorous results.

2021 Concrete Prices

The average cost of concrete delivery is $119 to $147 per cubic yard for a full 10-yard truckload of ready-mix concrete, and $172 per yard for a short-load of less than 10 yards. The cost of concrete to pour a sidewalk is $255 to $320, while a driveway or garage slab runs $1,060 to $1,270. Get free cost estimates from concrete contractors near you. (Source:

In Denver, we see concrete pricing around $155.00 - $175.00 for traditional 4,000 psi concrete mix. This pricing includes delivery to the project site. Different concrete mixes vary in price and can increase the price considerably; however, the pricing above is pretty average for traditional concrete mix.

How Much Concrete Do You Need?

How much concrete you need is typically measured in cubic yards and is the largest factor in determining your final delivery cost. Once you calculate how much concrete you need, add 5% to 10% to account for waste and spills. (Source:

The amount of concrete you will need for the project will determine how many hours you will need to rent the concrete pump for. Typically, a safe bet is one hour for every 10 yards, this is given that there are not any mechanical failures. Most concrete pumping crews work much faster than 10 yards per hour.

Make Sure To Schedule Your Denver Concrete Pump Rental

Last thing to make sure of when renting a Denver concrete pump is make sure to schedule the date. Attempting to lease a concrete pump or hire a concrete pumping crew last minute can be near impossible. Most concrete pumping crews are scheduled out at least a week or two. Calling in advance to check on your concrete pump rental availability is highly advisable.

Making certain that you have your concrete pump rented and scheduled will be one last thing you have to worry about on pour day. Communicating with the concrete pump rental company as you near pour date is not a bad idea either.

Any concrete pour has a significant amount of moving parts to consider. Hiring a concrete pump to place the concrete is one last thing off of your plate, and it gives you significantly more time to focus on the finish of your project.

If you are considering a concrete pump rental in Denver, make certain to give the team at Denver Concrete Inc a call today at (303) 622-3191 for a quote.

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